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USS REASONER (DE-1063) Knox class in service 1970 to 1993.  

 

Reasoner first deployed in 1973 to Southeast Asia and took part in Operation End Sweep (the removal of mines in Haiphong Harbor).

 

DE 1063 USS REASONER Hilborn Hamburger 001.jpg

 

Hilborn Hamburger 5" patch circa 1970-1975 prior to reclassification as FF-1063

 

DE 1063 USS REASONER Hilborn Hamburger 002.jpg

 

DE 1063 USS REASONER Hilborn Hamburger 003.jpg

 

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USS VOGE (DE-1047) Garcia class Destroyer Escort in service 1966 to 1989.  Reclassified as FF-1047 (Fast Frigate) in 1975.

 

DE 1047 USS VOGE Hilborn Hamburger 001.jpg

 

Hilborn-Hamburger version circa 1968, very similar in construction to the GEMSCO version of this patch.

 

DE 1047 USS VOGE Hilborn Hamburger 002.jpg

 

DE 1047 USS VOGE Hilborn Hamburger 003.jpg

 

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